Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in 1936 when truman endorsed the civil rights in 1948. the pope becomes overwhelmingly african-americans voting for truman and the integrated the armed services. you get to 1964 civil rights act that 90% of the people african-americans voting for lbj and the southern strategy by most reports is after that so it solidified but it didn't cause the change. people who write that are factually wrong but they do it simply for partisan purposes because the republicans not allowed to be part of that debate and talk about a? it had a a lot to do it then everyone has an opinion on a lot of things but it had a lot to do with economic the lack of economic emancipation of african-americans. they wanted more and they didn't feel like they were getting it from the republicans. >> in terms of doing more for the republicans. >> i plan on doing more and i've done one already at simmons college. we will continue to do that but anybody who thinks it's going to be easy and then i'll the sudden, i would say the one thing that's encouraging from history is the amazing race of 28 to 32. if he could ge
Apr 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
a reflection from the chair of the new england interfaith council and the civil rights outreach director of the american islamic -- the american isla mic congress. >> in the name of god, the most compassionate and most merciful, mr. president, governor patrick, mayor menino, and fellow citizens, we are gathered together to mourn the loss of life in a criminal attack on our community. what happened on monday has shocked and horrified us, but it has also brought us together. i ask you to share the message my my community's culture.-- , community scripture. i want tcisa t ld i was living at the time in damascus, syria. one afternoon while walking back home from school, i experienced the terror of a car bomb that exploded on my route. i will never forget the sound of the blast, the rush of hy, and the anger and the fear. these feelings returned on monday. it is a line from the muslim holy scripture, the passage declares it is inspired by the jewish tradition, that "whoever kills a soul, it is as if he had killed mankind entirely, and whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved all of mankind.
Apr 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
that determination, then why wouldn't we let, you know, right-wing sue prem civils who actually killed killed approximately 200 americans in 2012 make that determination for us. make sort of we are in a grandiose environment, we are warriors as opposed to common criminals who should be should be investigated and based on that investigation prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? many people have made grandiose claims about wanting to be in a war. how that ends up getting decided is based on facts on the ground. it is based on law and facts not on suppositions or on the grandiose claims of people who would like to be bigger than they are. >> host: him ma shamsi with the aclu, american civil libertis. and cliff may, foundation for defense of democracies. he writes a weekly column distributed by scripps howard news service and contributes to nationalreview.online, townhall.com among other publications a lot of folks want to talk to you. let's get back to the lines. charles, wood bridge, virginia, republican, go ahead. >> caller: thanks. you know i am a republican and i am an american obviou